Recording Page: What We Know and What We Need to Know About Incels

Incels (involuntarily celibate men) have been the source of considerable media attention due to a small number of high-profile attacks. Despite the first taking place in 2014, it is only recently that researchers have become interested in this group. Much of this scholarly work has involved analyses of incel forums with little attention paid to incels themselves. Dr. Brandon Sparks is one of the few researchers who has studied incels at an individual level. During this webinar conversation, he will describe who incels are and provide background information about the incel subculture and its impact on society. He will next share his and others’ findings and insights about what we do and don’t know about incels. The webinar will also focus on clinical approaches that may be helpful.